Thursday, April 24, 2014

Girl Power

Remember, on the third {Whoops! fourth} Thursday of {almost} every month, my Sis-in-law, Tash, writes about her recent crafty adventures. Take it away, Tash!

Hello friends!

This past year has been the year of baby girls.  Seriously, only one quilt I have sewn this year was for a boy.  I found that refreshing.  After the reign of the boys my fabric collections was mostly composed of blues and greens.  Now I have the whole rainbow in my collection!  Well at least a more pink than I ever thought I needed. ;)
KT's PINK & Gray Staircase quilt, with a pink back.

This first quilt went to KT, a friend from high school.  Her nursery colors were pink and gray, and she requested the staircase pattern.  I think the staircase is my most requested pattern... I honestly have no idea why, but I like making it.  KT is a pink girl through and through, so instead of switching colors every other stair, like my yellow and gray one, I added more pink.  I'm not a overly pink person, but this one needed more pink!
Close up of the fun fabric and faux piping.
 These two I made almost side by side.  Both baby girls entered the world before I even thought of what I wanted to sew them.  Procrastination is a bad habit.  Since they were already here I wanted to make something quick and fun.  If you have never sewn a magic binding blanket you should give it a try.  They are fast, fun, and the perfect place to try new techniques.

Pretty bouquets perfectly placed in the corner.

The pink and yellow blanket was for a little girl named Lucy.  All the pictures her mom shared had Lucy with a variety of large flowers on her head.  She was so cute!  I used that as inspiration to try these huge rosettes in the corner.  They weren't quite what I wanted, but I like how they turned out.  They would be useful too.  Something to play with during tummy time, and a convenient pillow to crash on when nap time suddenly strikes.

The red and green one was for another high school friend, actually we've been friends since kindergarten.  Wow...  She is not a pink person, but requested something rain-forest themed.  When I found these two fabrics I knew they were just right.  The corner also received some flowers, only these were sewn by hand.

 The final quilt is for Ashley's baby girl Wiggly.  But since I mailed it yesterday, and don't want to ruin the surprise here is a teaser.
Isn't it pretty?
Come back next month to see what Ashley's quilt really looks like.

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